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OCT
23
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OCT
23

Cognitive Science Colloquium - Celeste Kidd

Location:

brb

Time:

03:30pm - 05:30pm

Details:

Title: Rational approaches to learning and development Abstract: Good decision-making requires the decision-maker to generate accurate expectations about what is likely to happen in the future. Adults' decisions, especially those pertaining to attention and learning, are guided by their substantial experience in the world. Very young children, however, possess far less data. In this talk, I will discuss work that explores the mechanisms that guide young children's early visual attention decisions and subsequent learning.

Contact:

Bob Selvc

slevc@umd.edu

OCT
31
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OCT
31

Dissertation Defense - Anahi Collado

Location:

Cole 2103

Time:

12:00pm - 02:30pm

Details:

Evaluating the Efficacy of Behavioral Activation in Depressed Spanish-Speaking Latinos Abstract: Major depressive disorder (MDD) is highly prevalent among U.S. Spanish-speaking Latinos. Although MDD is very treatable, the lack of empirically-supported treatments precludes this population’s access to quality mental health care. Following the promising results of a small open-label pilot study in which we tested the efficacy of Behavioral Activation Treatment for Depression (BATD) in a sample Latinos with Spanish-speaking preference.

Contact:

M. Christina Garcia

mcgarcia@umd.edu

NOV
17
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NOV
17

Jude Cassidy Distinguished Scholar Teacher Presentation

Location:

BRB 1103

Time:

04:00pm - 05:00pm

Details:

Early Experiences, Later Functioning:How and Why a Secure Base Matters Compelling research evidence indicates that secure attachment is linked to a variety of aspects of children’s healthy development. This presentation presents a comprehensive model whereby both cognitive and non-cognitive mechanisms may mediate the link between secure attachment and children’s response to threat, with consideration of long-term and pervasive mental and physical health functioning. A reception with snacks and beverages will be served after the presentation. All undergraduate psychology students are encouraged to join us for the presentation and stay for the reception.

Contact:

Psychology Department

301 405-5862